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Sensitive Teeth Braces
For the future: Toothpaste such as Sensodyne or Pronamel may certainly help. See your dental professional for additional modalities such as home/office fluoride treatment. Congratulations in your orthodontic treatment. Besides the obvious pleasing aesthetic results, you will also enjoy better function and hygiene. Expect some discomfort , as this unfortunately is part if the short term accompaniments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Braces pain: Pain? When? After adjustment? All the time? Pain in teeth or in the gums or in the jaw? Some pain after adjustment for a short oeriod of time is normal when teeth are moved you may get some gum recession which can cause sensitive teeth you must see your dentist/orthodontist soon for an evaluation. ...Read more
Sensitive teeth, bleeding gums, kinda not intact or detached gums in middle incissors after the last brace adjustment. Had braces for many years. Help?
Ask Provider: There are a few reasons possible the most common for someone with braces is a need for improved home care. If you haven't for some time, go see your dentist and get a good cleaning. You could also have increases inflamation from the tooth movement. Still clean clean clean. Rinse with warm salt water and continue to scrub. You may benefit from a prescription mouthwash as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No quick fix: From a durability stand point there is no quick fix. From a sensitivity stand point there are desensitizing toothpastes. If you want durability i would first look at the condition of your teeth. Do you grind your teeth? Did you have braces? How is your occlusion? Do you have periodontal issues? I have more questions but limited here. A treatment plan would be next. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Common Problem: The common causes are the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, gum disease or a side effect of a teeth grinding. The best way to find out why a tooth is sensitive is to have dentist examine you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brushing too hard: Few things can thinout the enamel or break it causing exposure of the second layer or dentin. When dentin is exposed lots of sensitivity is experienced specially to light touch and air or cold air or water. Thinning or abrasion of enamel is caused by 1. Brushing too hard, 2. Using a hard brush 3. Grinding of teeth causing chipping of enamel at the gum area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Loose teeth: Are typically those that are mobile (moving) secondary to gum / none (periodontal) disease. They can also be loose as a result of an accident. Sensitive teeth are those that respond to a stimulus -- hot, cold, sweet, pressure etc. Sometimes, loose teeth can also be sensitive due to advanced gum disease. Best to see a dds for an evaluation, treatment and oh instructions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevident : Don't chew ice-this causes cracks in your teeth which cause sensitivty. Avoid whitening toothpastes and mouthrinses. Visit a dentist to fix cavities and treat gum disease. If you are still sensitive, the dentist can prescribe a toothpaste called prevident that you use at night after brushing your teeth. You will brush and spit but do not rinse-allow the paste to soak into your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elder sensitivity: See you dental professional. Most elders have scoured their teeth for years. They used stiff brushes, hard pressure than light was better and too much paste. They may have stomach acid reflux too. As the late "Betty Davis" said,"Getting old ain't for sissies". Help them best you can. My Best BD. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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